Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy

KNUST OER production workshop team by bagaball / CC BY The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has adopted a university-wide open educational resources (OER) policy with CC Attribution as the default license for university material. KNUST’s “Policy for Development and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER)” (pdf) outlines the purpose, role, and … Read More “Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy”

Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy

Paul Stacey by BCcampus / CC BY Paul Stacey is the Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Academic Relations at BCcampus. Headquartered in Vancouver, BCcampus provides services in support of educational technology and online learning to British Columbia’s 25 public colleges and universities, their students, faculty and administrators. The BC Ministry of Advanced Education provides funding … Read More “Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy”

Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence

Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching / CC BY The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President’s Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to … Read More “Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence”

New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges

The Department of Labor and the Department of Education today announced a new education fund that will grant $2 billion to create OER materials for career training programs in community colleges. According to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program … Read More “New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges”

The Right to Research Coalition's Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy

Nick Shockey is the Director of the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC) and the Director of Student Advocacy at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).  The R2RC is an international alliance of 31 graduate and undergraduate student organizations, representing nearly 7 million students, that promotes an open scholarly publishing system based on the … Read More “The Right to Research Coalition's Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy”

Hal Plotkin Releases Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials

Yesterday Hal Plotkin announced the release of Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials. The guide explains how the flexibility and diversity of Open Educational Resources (OER) can improve teaching and learning in higher education, all while retaining quality and enabling resource sharing and collaboration. Free to … Read More “Hal Plotkin Releases Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials”

Summary of OER-related comments on U.S. Department of Education Notice of Proposed Priorities

We previously wrote about the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Notice of Proposed Priorities (NPP) for discretionary grant programs. The Department offered 13 proposed priorities, specifically mentioning Open Educational Resources (OER). Essentially, if the priorities are adopted, grant seekers could receive priority if they include OER as a component of an application for funding from the Department. OER … Read More “Summary of OER-related comments on U.S. Department of Education Notice of Proposed Priorities”